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Storm Add Five to Defensive Back Corps

February 4, 2020 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Sioux Falls Storm News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are pleased to announce the signings of defensive backs Zavian Bingham, Charles Carter, Tyriek Gracia, Rick Rumph and Soloman St. Pierre for the 2020 season.

Bingham (5'10, 190) enters his first season with the Storm. He has played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Carter (5'11, 190) enters his first season with the Storm. He played collegiately at the University of Toledo.

Gracia (6'2, 205) enters his first season with the Storm. He played collegiately at Ole Miss.

Rumph (6'0, 180) enters his second season with the Storm. He tallied 67 tackles, one tackle for loss, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions and eight pass break-ups.

St. Pierre (5'11, 190) enters his first season with the Storm. He played for the Sioux City Bandits of the Champions Indoor Football League (CIF) during the 2018 season. After compiling 55 tackles, two tackles for loss, 11 interceptions and 13 pass break-ups Solomon was named the CIF's 2018 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, CIF All-League team and was a Northern Conference First-Team selection. Solomon played collegiately at the University of Sioux Falls where he tallied 163 tackles, two tackles for loss, 22 interceptions, 18 pass break-ups, five touchdowns, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He was a two-time All-American and was a HERO Sports National Preseason Defensive Player.

"We have an excellent group of experienced and rookie defensive back's that are all hungry to earn a spot and help defend the title," said Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs. "Bingham, Rumph, St. Pierre all bring experience and talent that will help bolster our defense. Carter and Gracia are both coming in to earn a spot at the corner position and have great speed and size."

The Storm kickoff the season at home on March 15 against the Bismarck Bucks. Season tickets are on sale, call the office at 605.838.9009 to purchase your tickets. Payment plans are available for season tickets.

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